Rangers' Zak Lovelace hailed as former teammate gives verdict on Gers teen
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Rangers' Zak Lovelace hailed as former teammate gives verdict on Gers teen

Rangers new boy Zak Lovelace has been tipped for the top by ex-Millwall teammate Murray Wallace as he pinpointed some areas he feels the teen still needs to improve.

Lovelace is the latest in a host of signings made by the club’s Academy sides after impressing for Milwall last season when he became the second-youngest ever player to play for the club when made his debut in December aged just 15.

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The likes of Brighton and Leicester City were credited with an interest in the striker after making his breakthrough last season and Wallace thinks the 16-year-old is one of the best young players he’s played with.

“It’s a good signing for Rangers. He’s got all the attributes to be a top player. He’s quick and has good feet,” Wallace said [Football Scotland].

“What he probably needs to work on is his composure and finishing. He gets in front of goal and wants to smash everything. That will come with his development.

“He’s still so young, though, and only just turned 16. If he just gets his head down and concentrates I’m sure he’ll turn into a top player.

“He’s definitely one of the best young players I’ve worked with. What surprised us all when he started training and getting involved was just how young he was, purely because of how far ahead he is compared to everyone else his age.

“For 16, he’s a strong boy and is quick. Some players don’t get that until their 20s, so he’s definitely got a lot of potential.”

Lovelace faces plenty of competition for places in Rangers squad

While Lovelace heads to Ibrox with plenty of hype behind him, the striker will face stiff competition from the likes of Robbie Ure, Tony Weston and Juan Alegria.

The Gers B team have a glut of options in attack and it wouldn’t even be a big surprise is Lovelace also dropped in and out of the under-18s.

However with all four pushing for a place in the first-team squad, it is clear there is a wealth of talent coming through in the next few years.

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